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    In the unlikely event that you peel off your problem, land with ease on the R3.

    Ankles sure come in handy when you're working an elusive boulder problem, which is why the Mad Rock R3 Crash Pad protects your valuable climbing assets with ferocious dedication and recycled foam. This eco-conscious pad makes an excellent second pad for complicated landings, so you can keep that random rock from ruining your day.
    • Small size makes this an excellent satelite pad
    • Recycled foam protects the earth while protecting your ankles
    • Minimalist design eliminates useless features to keep cost from skyrocketing
    • Item #MRC0092

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [body] 1680D polyester, UV resistant treatment, [fill] recycled foam
    Dimensions - Open
    55 x 35 in
    Thickness
    4 in
    Recommended Use
    bouldering
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    What do you think about this product?

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    MadRock hits one out of the park

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    This is my favorite pad to have with me on a trip. Covers up bad landings better than anything else out there. Also carries things well in backpack form. Best when paired up other pads, using this for the sketchy parts and other pads filling in the rest of the landing. It is a little heavy, and doesn't pack as easily in a car as most taco pads, but it's worth it.

    Great Crash Pad

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I've used the R3 on two bouldering trips now, and it is awesome for creating soft landings and protecting awkward obstacles on the ground. It's also great for carrying stuff with the 'burrito' style backpack wrap without anything falling out the bottom as you hike. The flexible roll-up design also helps when you are trying to fit one last crash pad into your car - the R3 squishes into weird spaces quite nicely! Overall a great pad and great value for the price.

    Wonderful pad!

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Love the pad! I'm a fan of the design.

    Great for protection. But I wanted to also point out some nice thoughtful perks. The backpack mode is very useful for hauling gear. Just one huge bucket to carry gear. It's also got a cover that protects your backpack straps from mud and dust when you roll the pad out for protection. The pad worked great as a sleeping pad for camping too.

    The only downside is the weight. It's noticeably heavier than other pads like the metolius session pad.

    Very rad mad pad

      This pad is incredible. It's just firm enough to protect you on those darn highball problems but is still soft enough to keep you comfortable on low falls. It's shape is great in areas with uneven landing for landing zones with large rocks/roots in the way. This pad also carries an insane amount of gear

      Perfect pad to compliment..

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      the usual taco and flat pads. I got this because all of my friends had the usual taco and flat pads, and i thought it would be a nice addition. Boy was i right! Fits perfectly over rocks that are in the landing zone and oblong feeling with other pads on it. I was a little skepticle about the bevel system and how deep each crease was and the possibility of rolling an ankle from a high fall, until i got the pad and properly broke it in, a I have tested and tried to purposely roll my ankle and have not thus far. I have rode freestyle BMX for 17 years and know how to take a fall, and falling on this is a treat to say the least!

      First Crash Pad

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      I really like this thing overall, but my one gripe is that it doesn't seem to close properly. I just couldn't get it to look quite right, and it pulls on the clasps in weird ways when shut, ultimately leaving a flap on the bottom where things could fall out. Overall, not a big deal if you just put something big on the bottom, but it's kind of annoying. It feels great to fall on though! Also the fact that it's made out of recycled materials (hence the name R3) is really great. Wish more companies would do stuff like this, because it works really well!

      First Crash Pad

      Awesome Pad

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      This pad is great. It's bit heavier than others, but the comfort of having this under me while climbing is worth it. We stuff it with plenty of gear every day and there is almost always room to spare. The only downside was when we laid it on a sharp rock in one of the landings, a buckle for the chest strap broke off. However, for me the positives easily outweigh (the one) negative. Looking forward to getting another R3 soon.

      Awesome Pad

      Best pad/pack for the $$

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      All I can say is buy it. If you're in the market for a new pad this is for you. No complaints other than I wish there was a built in piece of carpet.... But really that's not a huge deal. Great pack as well 👍

      Best pad/pack for the $$

      Crash and Sleep pad

      • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I decided to purchase this crash pad after using a friend's during a bouldering trip to Joshua Tree. The falls held up solidly and it's design allows it to contour to more difficult to protect areas. After a few uses, I'm very satisfied with this product. It's able to hold a lot of gear once folded and has additional daisy chains outside to strap on additional items. The hip belts are a plus especially when you load the pad with heavy supplies. It also doubles as a great sleeping pad. It kept us warm during 40mph winds in Anza Borrego. It fits well in an REI two person quarter dome tent, though trying to sleep on it with two people ends up becoming a pushing war at night. It's great when you win though :D Guess you can consider it as a cuddle pad. Overall great product that I would recommend to others looking to buy a solid crash pad and it's ecofriendly as well!

      Crash and Sleep pad

      Love the new Mad rock R3

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times

      Let me start out by saying I love the R3. Its been great and has stood up to everything I've put it through. I live in Northern California and do a lot of bouldering down on the beach. There are a lot of sharp rocks and uneven surfaces, and of course wet sand. The R3 works great for all of these. It's durable material holds up great even with the grinding of sand from the bottom of shoes and the sharp rocks. It also conforms to any surface very nicely, great for laying over rocks and uneven surfaces!



      The amount of gear that you fit in this pad and hook onto the two big daisy chains on the backs speaks for its self. Great for a long day trip. Over all this is a great pad and would definitely recommend this pad to anyone. Hope this helps.......CLIMB ON!

      Love the new Mad rock R3

      Phenomenal Crash Pad

      • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I bought this as my first crash pad, and I have to say it has already been a great asset. The place we went boulder was littered in rocks all around landing areas, and many sharp edges on the bottoms of climbs. The larger standard pads worked great for ground cover, but the R3 came in super handy for handling the edges and terrain that was quite rocky. It also has the added benefit of not folding up if you land on it like other pads may do. The foam feels sturdy, and when all bundled up it has a ton of space in it. You can roll it all up and then just push your gear into it, no hassling with folding your gear in. This also means you can get gear out without having to undo the pad. It doesn't feel heavy at all when carrying it, and the suspension and straps are decent for whats there.



      I can't think of any cons, or I haven't encountered any at least. Two things though: it does take up more space than a pad of similar dimensions in a different form, simply because it doesn't fold flat, but rather like a burrito. In addition, it does seem to be fairly slick when you are sitting on it on a hill, my feet were sliding down it pretty easily compared to other pads, there is also no carpet bit to brush off your feet, not a huge deal for me though.

      Best Crash Pad Ever

        I bought this crash pad because my friend had it and I love it. It is the best crash pad. First its pretty lightweight. Second you can actually put all your stuff in it, so it also acts as a backpack. The way that the crash pad is designed makes it perfect for rocky areas, it basically conforms to the ground. (Its also nice to sleep on) I took my pad out to smith rock this last week and it was perfect, took some good falls on it and it did the job! Definitely recommend this crash pad!!

        Best Crash Pad Ever

        Big and Beautiful

        • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

        I got this pad for 2 main reasons:

        1) good suspension system

        2) flexible around rock's, roots, and trees



        What I found after using it was that it was very comfy to fall on, of which I did many times. Often suddenly and unannounced. It also has a great wrap feature for the bottom and side to that it doesn't lose anything you packed into it. Two downfalls, it's very heavy, and the taco fold make it very bulky. However, the suspension system handles the weight very well. No matter what, it's still a big pad (as can be seen in the attached picture. It take up most of the space in my hatch. If this is the only pad you're going to bring however, it's a very good one. It molds around trees and rocks like no bodies business. I've taken some really big falls (7 feet onto my hip) with minimum discomfort. It's really a great pad if protection is hard to come by, and if you're going solo to a boulder field. It's not great for long hikes to unknown boulders +2 miles from the car because that weight will start to wear on you. So, if what you are looking for is a 1 pad wonder, this one is for you. If you are looking for an arsenal of pads, then this might not be the best one for you. Overall great pad, it saves your bum, side, legs, and head.

        Big and Beautiful

        Good primary pad

        • Familiarity:I've used it several times

        I bought this as an addition to my friends bouldering pads and soon found it was our favorite, it is a much softer catch than the others we have used and I love that it conforms over rock or branches instead of sitting angled. It is a little heavier than other pads but I am always willing to hall that extra weight up with me for the peace of mind that it gives me knowing its not got to pop up like a seesaw when I land on it.

        Must have for your bouldering quiver

        • Familiarity:I've used it several times

        This pad is essential for any boulderer. The baffles allow it to conform perfectly over uneven terrain. Some of my local boulders are on rocky, slanted ground and I always make sure to bring this pad. It's a pretty soft pad and medium sized, good for average falls. The fabric feels really tough, not at all like other Mad Rock pads which seem to wear out fast. The baffled design lets it fold up like a taco pad but without permanently deforming it.



        Another reason you definitely want this pad is that it is THE pad for lugging the rest of your gear. This thing can carry an unbelievable amount of stuff. And even if you can't fit everything inside the pad, there are two lines of webbing with numerous clip-in points on the outside. I feel like this is probably the best way to pack gear for sport climbs that don't have too long of an approach; you can carry everything with the pad, and you have some padding for any surprise second-clip falls. The straps feel very comfortable for carrying the pad on your back for quite a long ways.

        Must have for your bouldering quiver

        Great idea and a really good pad

        • Familiarity:I've used it several times

        The pad is well made. Very tough construction and it is great that it uses what is viewed as waste from other pads. It holds a ton of gear. Whether you stuff your shoes or a bag in it, all of it will stay in there for the approach. A little heavy and decent straps may limit some people. Covers the landing well especially if there are random edges to be concerned with. Overall, it is a really good pad.

        best pad on the market

        • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

        It's like having all the cushion of a bounce house, all rolled up into a 4 1/2 X 3 foot space.

        Pros:

        -It's 18 lbs, enough to warm you up on your walk into the boulders

        -its made out of tough 1680 D polyester fabric: probably enough to stop a bullet (or at least many failed attempts on a climb)

        -it makes even the worst landings like getting into a pillow fight

        -you can carry everything! Enough room once its folded to fit the boulder you had just been climbing! Not really, but it does have plenty of room for a gallon of water, shoes, chalk pot, lunch, and a zip pocket to store your keys, wallet, etc.

        -the cost!



        cons: i wish that it had a velcro system so that you could velcro it to another R3 for an even larger landing

        Will this be back in stock soon? Is there shipping to Ontario? Thanks!

        Looks like we do have an order placed with Mad Rock, we should be getting quite a few of these the first 2 weeks of July.



        We are able to ship this item to Ontario, If you needed here is the link to our international policy (if this link doesn't work you can also check it out in the help center)



        http://sales.liveperson.net/hc/s-9551721/cmd/kbresource/kb-2338806627216134037/front_page!PAGETYPE?MESSAGEVAR!Topic=InternationalOrders&MESSAGEVAR!home=no&category=119&product=94&VisitorProfile=BCS2&MESSAGEVAR!cookie=no

        When are you all stocking this again? Is there any kind of system set up where I can be notified so I can jump in and buy one once they do become available? thanks!

        I have had this pad for a couple of years...

        I have had this pad for a couple of years and I just moved into an apartment with limited space. Does anyone have a good idea on how to store this? I have a closet that it could fit into, but that's about it. I feel like it's just too heavy to hang, that's my biggest problem. Thanks!

        Hey Luke,



        If you are trying to get the pad out of sight you could always store this under the bed or behind your tv stand. Otherwise if you are still thinking about hanging it look into securing it to the wall with toggle bolts. This pad is only 18 lbs, I have hung heavier cabinets then that directly to drywall and haven't had any fall on me yet.

        How long before the mad rock r3 pad will...

        How long before the mad rock r3 pad will be back in stock?

        Is this the new 18lb Version?

        Is this the new 18lb Version?

        Unanswered Question

        I got the pad today. Apparently, they have...

        I got the pad today. Apparently, they have been switching foam manufacturers and materials from time to time. The one I got is VERY HEAVY. I haven't had a chance to weight it -- my guess -- 45 + lb. It does have what looks to be an especially well designed harness for a crash pad. I guess you need a good harness to haul something SO heavy. Can someone recommend a good pad that is lighter than this? I

        Does this pad have the back pack straps...

        Does this pad have the back pack straps like other pads? Also, from the one pic that is up it looks as if the vertical stitching lines would create a location where no cushion is. Is that the case or does the picture not do the pad justice?

        are there separate tubes of foam inside...

        are there separate tubes of foam inside the pad or just one big piece of foam? I guess i am trying to figure out how easy it is to take the foam out, pack it and check it in on the plane.

        Props to Mad Rock for being all green and...

        Props to Mad Rock for being all green and what not (R3 = reduce, reuse, recycle)

        My question is to anyone who has used this much, how is the landing? it looks cushy all right, but the deck looks less than flat. Do you think it's easier to roll an ankle on it?

        Best Answer

        As there are loose foam pieces in the baffles, it tends to conform really well to falls. On the next prodcution run, we will be adding one more baffle to the system so that it will be flatter and have a more compact feel.

        Hope this helps.

        Thanks,

        Mad Rock

        Thats a great point Bryan. Anyone know...

        Thats a great point Bryan. Anyone know the weight of the R3 pad? I've been finding it difficult to find information on it.

        Hey guys, NOT 27 pounds... well, maybe with your gear loaded into it... but yeah. It's actually maybe 10-12 lbs. The baffles provide incredible compression, so your landing is super "cushiony" - you can replace the foam in each separate baffle as it breaks down, so no need to purchase a new pad, and you won't be spending a bunch of $$ to replace all the foam at the same time. The pad rolls up into an easy storage back pack, with a protective flap that wraps around the bottom of the rolled pad. You can then toss your gear inside the rolled section so no need to carry extra bags of gear. There are also plenty of gear loops on the outside of the rolled pad, and the waist belt is fairly bomber, though I'd like to see it reinforced for a better fit around various sized peeps. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this item, and been climbing for 20 years on and off. The nylon denier cover makes for a durable, long-lasting life, and it's about time a company came up with an item focused on sustainable use of recycled materials.

        Best Answer

        Hey Paul,

        The R3's weight currently is at around 26-27 pounds. Originally for the first few samples it was closer to 14. Unfortunately the factory that we were grabbing the original softer, lighter foam closed and we had to repurpose heavier EVA foam and mix in PU foam pieces as well to keep the landing soft and cushiony. We've already approached other factories that use the softer, lighter foam about recycling it through our factory and the next production run will be lighter for sure. It's been a very difficult process working with recycled materials but I think we've worked out the kinks and you'll see a more user friendly soon.

        Thanks,

        Mad Rock

        How is the landing, high and low balls,...

        How is the landing, high and low balls, on this compared to the typical dual density pads? I'm esentially trying to figure out if I want to go for this newer pad or the older standard Mad Pads.

        Best Answer

        I think one of the most important thing is the weight. R3 weighs about twice as much. That, for me, is a deal breaker. I haven't bouldered with one though, so i don't know about the landing. I would look at Flashed Climbing crash pads if you are looking for something a little different. Those are pretty sweet pads. Hope this helped a little.

        Hey Paul,

        The landing is definitely softer than your typical closed/open cell combo pads. We've done drop tests with bowling balls to help visualize this effect with the new R3. Typically the bowling ball would bounce much higher off of our Mad Pad and other similar pads and bounce much less on the R3. Also our athletes who have been using the pads have not had problems with it bottoming out...just the weight!

        Hope this helps.

        Thanks,

        Mad Rock